It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley Stratton Oliver announces her passing on Friday, January 3, 2020, at the age of 81 years. Shirley Stratton Oliver was the youngest of three children born to James Sylvester and Lillian Irene Stratton on May 4, 1938, in Tyler, Texas. Shirley was devoted to her family and friends, an avid cook and baker, spirited traveler, lover of nature, talented crafter, and adventurous grandma (and great grandma). She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Kay (Tony) Hardin and Laura Randleman, and step-sons, Nick (Sherie) Oliver, Greg (Danielle) Oliver, and Geoff (Theresa) Oliver. Shirley will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren, Tim, Carl, Janella, Eric, Michelle, Jennifer, Justin, Amanda, Joscelyn, Christina, Nathan, Tiffany, and David, as well as all of her many cherished great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, William Oliver; her daughter, Dianna Bordeaux; her two brothers, Charles and Bob Stratton; infant sister, Linda Stratton; grandson, Tony Bordeaux; and son-in-law, Earl Randleman.
A memorial service for Shirley will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas, Texas 75211. A celebration of life gathering will be held prior to the memorial service from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Farley Street Baptist Church at 1116 Brown Street in Waxahachie, Texas 75165. Those who desire may make a donation of flowers to the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery or a donation in memory of Shirley to her favorite charity, Heifer International.